- Publication Date:
- Publication Type:Notice
- Fed Register #:62:38587-38588
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- Title:Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection;Comment Request; Shipyard Certification Records (29 CFR 1915.113(b)(1) and 29 CFR 1915.172(d)--Test Certifications
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
[Docket No. ICR-97-40]
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Shipyard Certification Records (29 CFR 1915.113(b)(1) and 29 CFR 1915.172(d) -- Test Certifications
SUMMARY: The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to
reduce paperwork and respondent burden conducts a preclearance
consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies
with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing
collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction
Act of 1995 (PRA 95) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). This program helps to
ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format,
reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized,
collection instruments are clearly understood, and impact of collection
requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is soliciting
comments concerning the proposed approval of the paperwork requirements
of 29 CFR 1915.113(b)(1) and 1915.172(d), when all shackles and hooks
for which no applicable manufacturer's recommendations are available
and when portable, unfired pressure vessels are not built to the code
requirements of 29 CFR 1915.172(a).
- evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the Agency, including whether the information will have practical utility;
- evaluate the accuracy of the Agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used;
- enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and
- minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses.
DATES: Written comments must be submitted on or before September 16, 1997.
ADDRESSES: Comments are to be submitted to the Docket Office, Docket No. ICR-97-40, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N-2625, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210. Telephone: (202) 219-7894. Written comments limited to 10 pages or less in length may also be transmitted by facsimile to (202) 219-5046.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Odet Shaw, Directorate of Safety Standards Programs, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N-3605, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210. Telephone: (202) 219-7234, ext. 121. Copies of the referenced information collection request are available for inspection and copying in the Docket Office and will be mailed to persons who request copies by telephoning Theda Kennedy at (202) 219- 8061 ext. 100, or Barbara Bielaski at (202) 219-8076, ext. 142. For electronic copies of the Information Collection Request on the certification provisions in 29 CFR 1915.113(b)(1) (Shackles and Hooks) and 29 CFR 1915.172(d) (Portable Air Receivers and Other Unfired Pressure Vessels, contact OSHA's WebPage on the Internet at http://www.osha.gov/ and click on "standards."
The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (the Act) authorizes the promulgation of such health and safety standards as are necessary or appropriate to provide safe or healthful employment and places of employment. The statute specifically authorizes information collection by employers as necessary or appropriate for the enforcement of the Act or for developing information regarding the causes and prevention of occupational injuries, illnesses, and accidents.
The test certification records required in 29 CFR 1915.113(b)(1) and 29 CFR 1915.172(d) are necessary to assure compliance with the requirement for shackles and hooks and portable air receivers and other unfired pressure vessels in shipyards. They are intended to assure that the certification records required for these examinations and tests are maintained.
II. Current Actions
This notice requests an extension of the current Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of the test certification requirements contained in 29 CFR 1915.113(b)(1) and 1915.172(d) (currently approved under OMB Control No. 1218-0210).
Type of Review: Extension.
Agency: U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Title: Shipyard Certification Records (29 CFR 1915.113(b)(1) and 29 CFR 1915.172(d) -- Test Certifications.
OMB Number: 1218-.
Agency Number: ICR-97-40.
Affected Public: State of local governments; Business or other for- profit.
Number of Respondents: 900.
Ferequency: Quarterly, Yearly.
Average Time per Response: 10 minutes (.17 hr.).
Estimated Total Burden Hours: 1,846.
Total Annualized Capital/Startup Costs: $0.
Signed at Washington, D.C., this 14th day of July 1997.
John F. Martonik,
Acting Director, Directorate of Safety Standards Programs.
[FR Doc. 97-18985 Filed 7-17-97; 8:45 am)